Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

This KnowledgeBase entry points to two different articles that summarize the results of the same scientific study conducted in Germany. Both articles provide links to the actual text of the ... Read More

Dancing Makes You Smarter

This article by Richard Powers discusses the findings of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2003 which found that dancing offers protection against dementia. Square ... Read More

Effects of Cognitive Leisure Activity on Cognition in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial

This article documents a Japanese study on the effects of engaging in dance activities, or playing musical instruments, in individuals displaying symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Their overall conclusion: ... Read More

Health Plan Newsletter Extols Square Dancing

SCAN is a health plan that publishes a newsletter for its members. The January 2016 edition contained an article talking about the benefits of square dancing for physical, social, and ... Read More

Lee Kopman on the Phil Donahue Show

Lee Kopman created more calls used in contemporary square dance than any other individual, some 350 or more. In 1980, he appeared on the Phil Donahue Show and presented this ... Read More

Media Articles on Square Dancing

This summary article contains a table (see below) that points to a number of media articles about square dancing or people involved in square dancing. They frequently contain information useful ... Read More

Newspaper Article: Don’t be a square – dance!

This article printed in the Tullahoma News provides some interesting historical background and a lot of information on the benefits and appeal of square dancing ... Read More

Teen Dancing (Petaluma, CA)

This is a report on teen dancers in Petaluma, CA as reported in the Press Democrat By Janet Parmer ... Read More

This Is Your Brain On Dancing

This article is actually a promotion for Arthur Murray Dance Studios, but it lists a variety of studies that support the benefits of dance for brain health. The studies apply ... Read More